July 24, 2018 / 6:12 PM / 10 months ago

Italy government confirms Rivera as Treasury director general: statement

ROME (Reuters) - The Italian government confirmed on Tuesday the nomination of Alessandro Rivera as director-general of the Treasury, in an appointment that is seen as a victory for Economy Minister Giovanni Tria.

Rivera is a seasoned civil servant and is current head of the financial sector policy and legal affairs department at the Treasury. Political sources said Tria had faced opposition from the 5-Star Movement coalition party over his nomination.

Reporting by Francesca Piscioneri; Editing by Crispian Balmer

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